Discover a geologic wonder at this 48 acre park. Examine the only naturally formed white marble arch and man-made white marble dam in North America, and tour an abandoned marble quarry. The "natural bridge" for which the park is named, according to geologists, is 550 million year old bedrock marble, carved into an arch by the force of glacial melt water over 13,000 years ago; one of the best places in New England to demonstrate the effects of glaciation. The bridge spans rushing Hudson Brook as it twists and tumbles through a steep 60-foot deep gorge. Noted Romantic writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne, visited here in 1838 and recorded his experience about Hudson's Cave (or Falls) in An American Notebook "The cave makes a fresh impression on me every time I visit it ... so deep, so irregular, so gloomy, so stern." The site was an active commercial quarry from 1810 to 1947, producing coarse-grained white marble used in local buildings and cemeteries. From 1950 to 1983 it was a privately-owned and popular roadside tourist attraction off the Mohawk Trail. Natural Bridge became a state park in 1985, to preserve its unique geologic features. In the summer months, knowledgeable park interpreters are on hand to explain the natural forces that created the bridge and its more recent human-related history. There is a 0.25 mile walkway above and through the chasm, and a 0.5 mile wooded walking trail.

Um, not a trail. But very cool, a must-see.

It's definitely not hiking...more exploring. But my 3 boys (ages 3-8) absolutely loved it!

Breathtaking park!

Great family place. Bring a picnic lunch. Not exactly a hike but a unique place nonetheless. A nice addition to a day trip itinerary.

I loved the interesting rock formations. It's definitely worth a look and won't take long because it's small.

This is a nice little afternoon hike or something for small kids. It isn't hard. There are great views of the river and the greater Berkshires. If the sign still says closed for the season, just park by the gate and walk up the road. The state is really bad at opening it on time.

Monday, October 31, 2016

I love waterfalls and this one did not disappoint! Easy access to trails and beautiful views.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Such a unique place!

Saturday, April 02, 2016

great place

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Had a great time ... Not much if a hike but beautiful ... I tried to get into cataract falls roads closed ... This was amazing though ... Seriously stop up here and you won't be disappointed at all ... Five stars ... Also water is so clean compared to ny ... Keep up the good job mass

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Not much of a hike but it's kind of interesting in the winter, I've seen it in the fall so it was nice to see it in the snow.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Very short trail or jaunt to the top no matter if you take the paved road or the wooden steps. The marble quarry is cool to see and the carved rock from the water running through cuts back and forth through the small gorge to create the natural bridge.

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Friday, April 03, 2015

Very interesting educational walk through geological formations.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

This Natural Bridge is unique and cool. This is something to see in your life, and the trails around the park are great.